San Jose State Stuns California, 3-2
Feb. 13, 2008
San Jose - Aided by a two-run sixth inning, the San Jose State Spartans stunned the California Golden Bears, 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.
Cal (2-4) travels to Tempe, AZ for the Kajikawa Classic, hosted by Arizona State, Feb. 15-17.
Marissa Drewrey suffered the loss in the circle to fall to 1-2 on the young season. Drewrey allowed three runs on five hits over six innings of work. Freshman Sanoe Kekahuna supplied half of Cal's offense with two hits on three plate appearances, including a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning. Senior Erika Racklin went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
SJSU left-hander Deanna Mauer kept the Cal hitters at bay, surrendering two runs on six hits in seven innings for her third win in the circle.
San Jose State jumped on the board with a run in the bottom of the first inning after a sacrifice fly scored Sarah Taylor. The score remained 1-0 until the top of the sixth inning when Cal knotted the score at 1-1 on an infield sacrifice from Gina Leomiti that allowed Racklin to cross home plate.
The score did not remain tied for long, as the Spartans scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth, giving them a 3-1 advantage. Brittany McConnell delivered the big hit when her one-out single to center field plated both Kelli Fangonilo and Elizabeth Perez.
Cal trimmed the lead to 3-2 in the top of the seventh, courtesy of Kekahuna's second solo home run of the season. The Bears were in prime position to add more runs in the frame with the bases loaded and one out. But a fielder's choice and a subsequent strikeout ended the threat and the game.
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